This practical, money-saving guide shows how to handle home electrical wiring projects and upgrades correctly, safely, and according to the National Electrical Code.
The Homeowner's DIY Guide to Electrical Wiring arms readers with the knowledge they need to tackle residential wiring projects and get results that are safe and efficient. The book shows do-it-yourselfers how to quickly and easily navigate the portions of the National Electrical Code that pertain to residential installations.
This hands-on resource covers basic electronics and explains how electrical service progresses downstream to feeders, subpanels, branch circuits, switching, light fixtures, and receptacles. It also addresses networking and home automation topics. Readers will learn the procedures used by professional electricians to create the kind of quality work that will pass inspection and add value to the home.
About the Author
- Emphasizes safety by clearly explaining the pitfalls and dangers of residential electrical work
- Introduces the layperson to the parts of the National Electrical Code that pertain to residential electrical systems so that the work will pass inspections
- Shows homeowners how to upgrade to the latest innovations in data networking and home automation as well as alternative power including solar and wind generation
David Herres, Master Electrician, is the owner and operator of a residential and commercial construction company. He is the author of 2011 National Electrical Code Chapter-by-Chapter, Troubleshooting and Repairing Commercial Electrical Equipment
, and The Electrician's Trade Demystified
. Mr. Herres has written more than 150 articles for construction and electronics magazines, including Electrical Construction and Maintenance, Cabling Business, Nuts and Volts, Solar Connection, Fine Homebuilding
, and others.
Introduction 1. Safety Above All 2. The National Electrical Code, Electricians' Licensing, and How It All Fits 3. Basic Electronics 4. Services: Temporary and Final 5. The National Electrical Code: Fundamental Requirements for Residential Work 6. Feeders and Branch Circuits 7. The Variety of Wiring Devices 8. Lighting Fundamentals 9. Appliance Failure, Maintenance and Repair 10. Tackling Some More Difficult Projects 11. Data and Communications Networks 12. Home Automation and Beyond 13. Backup Power Systems 14. Alternate Power Systems 15. What Lies Ahead?
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 17th November 2014
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.6 x 18.9
Weight (kg): 0.51
Edition Number: 1